Travel to Raseborg without a car

Welcome to the versatile and beautiful Raseborg, located about an hour away from both Helsinki and Turku. Want to visit Raseborg without travelling by car? No problem. Hop on a train, a bus or a bike and come to Raseborg! Here are some examples of what a trip to Raseborg could look like. You can extend your visit by staying at one of our fine hotels or cottages.

Before you start to plan your visit to Raseborg without a car, it is important to know that traffic-related digital services do not recognize a stop called Raseborg. When you buy tickets online, you should choose e.g. Karis (Finnish: Karjaa), Raseborgs Castle Ruin, Ekenäs (Finnish: Tammisaari) or Fiskars (Finnish: Fiskari) as a destination. Here follows some examples of how to get to some popular destinations in Raseborg without a car.

Helsinki-Ekenäs

Turku-Ekenäs

Helsinki-Fiskars

Turku-Fiskars

To Raseborg Castle

City Bikes in Raseborg

Summer Bus: Fiskars-Hanko

2021: Helsinki-Ekenäs

By train (Monday-Sunday)

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At Helsinki central railway station, the train going towards Turku usually leaves from platform 12. Get on the train heading towards Turku at 8:36 am. After an hour of train ride, get off the train when the train arrives at Karis railway station in Raseborg at 9:31. Normally there’s a small train that runs between Karis and Hanko, but during summer 2021 it’s often replaced by a bus due to reparations. You should always check from the timetables which vehicle will be used when you’re traveling.

At Karis railway station, walk through the tunnel towards the station and come up beside track 2 next to the station house. If the means of transport will be a train, walk towards track 1, dedicated to regional train traffic between Karis, Ekenäs and Hanko. Go to the regional train, which departs at 9:36. If the train is replaced by a bus, walk towards the old steam engine next to track 2, where the bus will be leaving at 9:36.

Its end destination is Hanko, but it also stops at Ekenäs railway station in Raseborg where you hop off depending on the means of traffic after a 12-to 20-minute ride. Now you have arrived in the beautiful Ekenäs!

Train timetables and tickets.

By bus (Monday-Sunday)

The bus to Ekenäs departs from Kamppi bus station in Helsinki at 12:40 pm Mondays-Sundaysduring the summer. Get on the Ampers bus heading towards Hanko, which usually departs from platform 16. The bus ride takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, so you’ll arrive in Ekenäs in Raseborg at 14:10. In Ekenäs, the bus stops at Ekenäs bus station, next to the railway station.

Bus routes, timetables and tickets.

In Ekenäs

Ekenäs - Tammisaari, photo Kjell Svenskberg

You are now in Ekenäs in Raseborg, at Järnvägsgatan. Opposite the railway station and bus station where you arrived, you will see, among other things, an S-Market. If you follow Torngatan that goes past the store, you’ll come to Stationsvägen. If you follow Stationsvägen up the hill you will reach Ekenäs center. The road leads into Ekenäs pedestrian street and to town square. At the town square you can continue down to the harbour, the beach, the park and its restaurants, cafes and more. You can also walk to Ekenäs Old Town and walk through the small streets, see Ekenäs Church and enjoy the small-town idyll. To the west of the town square is Raseborg museum and Raseborg’s tourist info. More tips on what to see and do in Ekenäs during a day visit.

You can also travel from Ekenäs to its neighbouring rural areas of Tenala or Snappertuna, where the mighty Raseborg’s Castle ruins can be visited. A fun way to get to these areas is for instance by bike. Bicycle rental points and more tips on cycling in Raseborg.

Journey home

The regional train from Ekenäs railway station to Karis railway station leaves at 18:00 and arrives in Karis at 18:23. At the train station train back towards Helsinki soon departs at 18:28 from track 2.

If you prefer to return by bus, the bus leaves from Ekenäs bus station at 15:35 and arrives at Kamppi bus station in Helsinki at 17:05.

2021: Turku-Ekenäs

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By train (Monday-Sunday)

From Turku railway station, the train departs to Helsinki at 8:10 am. This train stops at Karis railway station in Raseborg at 9:26. Normally there’s a small train that runs between Karis and Hanko, but during summer 2021 it’s often replaced by a bus due to reparations. You should always check from the timetables which vehicle will be used when you’re traveling.

At Karis railway station, walk through the tunnel towards the station and come up beside track 2 next to the station house. If the means of transport will be a train, walk towards track 1, dedicated to regional train traffic between Karis, Ekenäs and Hanko. Go to the regional train, which departs at 9:36. If the train is replaced by a bus, walk towards the old steam engine next to track 2, where the bus will be leaving at 9:36.

Its end destination is Hanko, but it also stops at Ekenäs railway station in Raseborg where you hop off depending on the means of traffic after a 12-to 20-minute ride. Now you have arrived in the beautiful Ekenäs!

Train timetables and tickets.

Bus routes between Turku and Ekenäs are unfortunately not available.

Read more about activities in Ekenäs and its surrounding areas under “In Ekenäs“.

Helsinki-Fiskars

Fiskars Village, photo Ahmed Alalousi

Helsinki-Fiskars (by train + bus Monday-Friday)

To get to Fiskars in Raseborg from Helsinki, you should get on the train at Helsinki central railway station at 8:36 am. The train usually departs from platform 12. The train heads towards Turku, and stops at Karis railway station in Raseborg after a one-hour train ride. Get off at Karis railway station, where the train arrives at 9:31 am. Follow the sign in the tunnel towards the city center and the bus station. At the end of the tunnel, you’ll see the bus station in front of you. At platform 1 the bus that will take you to Fiskars arrives at 9:37 am. Get on the bus, and after traveling for about 20 minutes, the bus arrives at Fiskars Village center at 10:00. You are now at the town square in Fiskars.

Train timetables and tickets
Bus timetables and tickets

Journey home

At 15:00 the bus departs back from Fiskars bus stop at the town square to Karis travel center. You’ll be at Karis bus station at 15:25. The train back to Helsinki leaves one hour later at 16:28. While waiting for the train, take the opportunity to walk around the city center and explore what Karis has to offer. Maybe afternoon coffee at a local cafe, or a check out some shops or flea markets?

Make your way back to the travel center by going through the tunnel, and then up to track 2, where the train to Helsinki usually departs. Have a nice travel home, and welcome back!

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In Fiskars

Fiskars Village is a small but culturally and historically very rich village. Fiskars Village is known as a center of Finnish design and art. More about Fiskars Village and its attractions on Fiskars Village website.

Fiskars is blooming with wonderful, small craft shops, cafes and restaurants. You will find them along Fiskarsvägen next to the river, as well as on the smaller streets next to the town square. At Åkerraden you can visit Fiskars Museum, where you can get acquainted with the village and its history through themed exhibitions, time travel, workshops and events. In addition, we recommend for those interested in art to look into Onoma‘s art exhibition.

2021: Turku-Fiskars

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By train and bus (Monday-Friday)

The journey from Turku to Fiskars in Raseborg starts at Turku railway station. Hop on the train heading towards Helsinki, which departs at 9:10 am. After approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes of train ride, get off the train at Karis railway station in Raseborg, where the train arrives at 10:26. At the platform, go down to the tunnel and follow the signs pointing towards the city center and towards the bus station. At the end of the tunnel, you’ll see the bus station in front of you. At platform 1, the bus that will take you to Fiskars arrives at 10:35. Get on the bus, and travel for about 20 minutes, the bus arrives at Fiskars city center at 10:55. You are now at the town square in Fiskars in Raseborg.

Train timetables and tickets.
Bus routes, timetables and tickets.

Read more about what to see and do in Fiskars under the headline “In Fiskars“, and on Fiskars Village website.

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Journey home

There will be buses going from Fiskars to Karis for the whole afternoon, but please remember to check if the bus timetables work with the departure time of the train you’re planning top take. A journey home could look for example like this: at 15:00 the bus departs back from Fiskars bus stop at the town square to Karis travel center. You’ll arrive at Karis bus station at 15:20. Go through the tunnel towards the train station and up to track 3, where the Turku trains usually depart. You don’t have to wait long until the train arrives at 15:32. Get on the train and have a nice journey home. Welcome back to Raseborg!

Summer 2021: Transport to Raseborgs Castle Ruins (Thursdays & Fridays, Wednesdays in July)

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During summer, you can visit Raseborg Castle by bus on Thursdays and Fridays. The transport leaves from Karis railway station. In July there will also be a taxi driving from Karis to the Castle on Wednesdays.

Thursdays and Fridays

The transport is scheduled to match the trains from Helsinki and Turku. From Helsinki the best train option would be to take the 8:36 am train from the Central Railway Station towards Turku, so that the train reaches Karis at 9:31. From Turku you should take the 9:10 train that arrives in Karis at 10:26. The bus leaves from the parking next to the old locomotive at Karis railway station at 10:40. The bus leaves from Raseborg castle at 14:00 and returns you to Karis railway station. The train back to Helsinki leaves at 14:28, and the train to Turku at 14:32.

Bus timetables and tickets

July: Castle Taxi on Wednesdays

The Castle’s own taxi bus travels on Wednesdays from Karis railway station beside the old steam locomotive at 12:40. The train from Helsinki arrives to Karis at 12:31 and from Turku 12:26. The taxi bus leaves back towards Karis from the Castle at 16:00, so that people going to Helsinki will get to their train leaving at 16:28 and to Turku at 16:32.

Taxi timetables and tickets

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City Bikes in Raseborg

City bikes have arrived in Raseborg too! We have bike stations in Karis, Fiskars, Ekenäs and Billnäs. The bikes are a handy and affordable way to get to know the nature and different villages of Raseborg. Why not perhaps take a train to Karis, and after that jump on a bike and pedal along the beautiful Embankment route to see both Billnäs and Fiskars? Learn more about the practicalities of using our city bikes here.

Summer Bus: Hanko-Fiskars

During summer 2021 17.6.-14.8. a Summer Bus will travel between Hanko and Fiskars! The bus has other stops in for example Ekenäs, Pojo and Karis. Check the timetables and more information here.

More travelling destinations in Raseborg.

More ways to travel to and in Raseborg, and information for planning your journey.